Emily Gordon joined the cannabis industry in 2016, where she worked as the first in-house lawyer at two ancillary cannabis startups, most recently in 2018 ushering a Denver-based SaaS platform through a complex business combination and subsequent listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Emily spent the beginning of her legal career navigating various Federal regulations for clients in the environmental health and safety world. As part of Hoban Law Group’s Corporate, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group, Emily works with clients on a wide range of matters, including private equity financings, corporate governance, securities filings, regulatory compliance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as general corporate law and commercial transactions. Emily additionally dedicates a portion of her practice to trademark and other intellectual property issues affecting the regulated hemp and marijuana industries.
Originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from William Smith College in Geneva, New York. Emily earned her Juris Doctor from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where she was a member of the Women’s Law Association and worked with first-year students as a writing tutor. Emily also served as an articles editor on the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law and worked as a judicial extern for Magistrate Judge George J. Limbert in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Emily is licensed to practice in Colorado and New York.
JD, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
B.A., William Smith College, Sociology